Traditionally, sampling a '90s house classic always raises an eyebrow with me. It can be a bit of a risky move because - if we're being honest - it could be seen as something of a desperate attempt at trying to crack the mainstream market, especially when it's coming from a rapper.

Essex lad Nick Brewer has taken that risk head on and fortunately it's worked in his favour. 'Talk to Me' samples Crystal Waters' signature '90s cult classic 'Gypsy Woman' (which has been sampled many times since its release in 1991) but instead of simply taking it and spitting his bars over it, he's flipped the beat in his own way, added a little extra bass and found a way to bring the tempo down just a little to accommodate his rapid-fire flow. Joined by rising 20 year-old songwriter and vocalist Bibi Bourelly - who recently penned Rihanna's recent single 'Bitch Better Have My Money' -the two "spar with flirtatious statements" as Brewer tries to woo a potential lady love. "I'm not the smoothest of operators when it comes to the ladies," he told The FADER "that's kinda what this song is about. I'm trying to win this girl over and not having too much success!"

Island Records releases 'Talk To Me' on August 28.